Wednesday Bytes: Web Werks, Flexential, EdgeCore, Cato Digital, Hudson IX

March 29th, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

Five bits of data center news, three in traditional domestic markets and two rather further afield.

EdgeCore Digital Infrastructure is taking on a new project in northern Virginia. They have acquired a 7.6 acre plot of land in Sterling, next door to Ashburn. Through a partnership with the real estste developer Penzance they hope to co-develop the location to accommodate a 285,000 square foot, 3-story data center. It’s just 2 miles from their current location and the second significant project announced since Partners Group bought the company in November.

Cato Digital says it is expanding into Hudson Interxchange. They are deploying their bare metal infrastructure platform at 60 Hudson Street, targeting customers with a combination of sustainability and lower prices. The AI and ML specialists over at will be their flagship customer, leveraging the new location for private GPT-like services.

Flexential has added an additional cloud connectivity option to its ecosystem. They have added access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure via the FastConnect program. The rollout leverages on-ramps in Ashburn, San Jose, and Chicago and can be accessed from across Flexential’s footprint. Oracle’s OCI now boasts some 70 partners around the world for FastConnect.

Colt is expanding its relationship with Equinix over in the Far East.  Colt customers will have access to on-demand interconnections via the Equinix Fabric in Singapore and Hong Kong, expanding upon the earlier rollout over in Europe. Colt says it is seeing an increase in self provisioning of network services. 

And Web Werks has officially launched their first facility in Bengaluru, India. BLR-1 is a 80,000 square feet of space and 4MW of IT load on a campus, and is located in the Whitefield area of the metro area. Located in southern India, Bengaluru is not on many people’s data center market list yet, but that may be changing. Iron Mountain is also preparing to launch a location in Hyderabad.  Web Werks is a joint venture backed by Iron Mountain.

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